World renewable energy additions were the same from 2017 and 2018.
Renewable Energy capacity additions need to grow by over 300 GW on average each year between 2018 and 2030 to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement, according to the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS). Both 2017 and 2018 saw 180 GW of global renewable energy added.
China added 44 GW of solar PV in 2018, compared with 53 GW in 2017.
But the IEA’s analysis shows the world is not doing enough. Last year, energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.7% to a historic high of 33 Gigatonnes.